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Published In: Exotic Botany 2: 111, pl. 115. 1806. (Exot. Bot.) Name publication detail

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Contributor Text: I.C. Hedge
General/Distribution: Monotypic and without clear generic allies. Very distinctive on account of the tall robust habit, the panicles of slender flowering spikes and the very long capillary-plumose teeth of the fruiting calyx.


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Tall robust shrubs or herbs with a greyish bark and a ± dense eglandular indumentum. Leaves opposite or in whorls of 3s, not divided, large, oblong-elliptic, crenate, petiolate. Inflorescence paniculate of numerous long slender spikes; verticillasters dense, congested, many-flowered. Bracts connate. Flowers very small, often unisexual. Calyx not or scarcely bilabiate, campanulate with a very short tube, 5-toothed; teeth greatly elongating at fruiting, becoming capillary and plumose. Corolla ± bilabiate, 4-5-lobed. Stamens when present and mature 4, exserted beyond corolla mouth; thecae 1-locular, ± circular. Style ± equally bifid. Nutlets ellipsoid-ovoid, pilose at apex.
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